Founding Partner & CEO, HFA | Senior Financial Advisor, CPFA™, RJFS
Chris Hall, Founding Partner & CEO, HFA and Senior Financial Advisor, RJFS, attended The Ohio State University and graduated with a double major, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) in Marketing and Supply Chain Management and Logistics, from The Max M. Fisher College of Business.
He has been an integral part of the financial services industry for 23 years with an emphasis on retirement planning. Chris invests his time on behalf of his clients collectively working with CPAs, attorneys, and bankers to help them best manage their fiscal affairs and achieve their financial goals. He works from both the Marietta and Parkersburg offices of Hall Financial Advisors and serves clients in 33 states.
Chris’ approach to serving his clients is driven by a passion for hard work and the satisfaction he feels when he sees others succeed. His personal traits of diligent planning, discipline, and resilience are also hallmarks of Hall Financial Advisors.
In 2018, 2020 and 2021, Chris was named the top financial advisor in West Virginia by the renowned Forbes Best-In-State Wealth Advisors list as #1 in West Virginia (1). He has been named to the prestigious Barron’s Top 1000 or 1200 Advisors twelve times in the last thirteen years (2), 2011 through 2023. In 2017 and 2019, Chris was personally named to the respected Financial Times Top 400 Financial Advisors (3), from a list of approximately 200,000 financial advisers, from across the United States. Chris was recognized this year (2022) by Raymond James as a member of the Chairman's Council (4) for his integrity, diligence and unwavering commitment to his clients and their financial goals.
The passion that drives Chris professionally resonates just as strongly in his personal life.
Chris is an active supporter of The Ohio State University Alumni Association, the Marietta and Mid-Ohio Valley Chambers of Commerce, the Elite Sports Center, and is a member of the Mid- Ohio Valley Economic Roundtable. He has been a member of St. Luke’s Church for more than 40 years and serves on the Finance Committee.
Chis and his wife Kimberly are dedicated parents to their two children, Webb and Brynlie. He was active in coaching his son in soccer for 10 years and is an adamant supporter of the Washington County Sheriff’s War on Drugs. A Marietta native, Chris is a tireless supporter of numerous charitable causes in the Mid-Ohio Valley, including being on the board of the Hall Financial Advisors Giving Foundation. He is known to his family as Christopher, to his friends and colleagues as Chris, and as a visionary to everyone.
(1) The Forbes ranking of Best-In-State Wealth Advisors, developed by SHOOK Research, is based on an algorithm of qualitative criteria, mostly gained through telephone and in-person due diligence interviews, and quantitative data. Those advisors that are considered have a minimum of seven years of experience, and the algorithm weights factors like revenue trends, assets under management, compliance records, industry experience and those that encompass best practices in their practices and approach to working with clients. Portfolio performance is not a criteria due to varying client objectives and lack of audited data. Out of approximately 32,725 nominations, more than 5,000 advisors received the award. This ranking is not indicative of an advisor's future performance, is not an endorsement, and may not be representative of individual clients' experience. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors or RIA firms pay a fee in exchange for this award/ rating. Raymond James is not affiliated with Forbes or Shook Research, LLC. Please visit https://www.forbes.com/best-in-state-wealth- advisors for more info.
(2) Barron’s is a registered trademark of Dow Jones & Company, L.P. All rights reserved. The rankings are based on data provided by 5,630 individual advisors and their firms and include qualitative and quantitative criteria. Time period upon which the rating is based is from 09/30/2021 to 09/30/2022, and was released on 03/10/2023. Factors included in the rankings: assets under management, revenue produced for the firm, regulatory record, quality of practice and philanthropic work. Investment performance is not an explicit component because not all advisors have audited results and because performance figures often are influenced more by clients’ risk tolerance than by an advisor’s investment picking abilities. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. Barron’s is not affiliated with Raymond James.
(3) The FT 400 was developed in collaboration with Ignites Research, a subsidiary of the FT that provides specialized content on asset management. To qualify for the list, advisers had to have 10 years of experience and at least $300 million in assets under management (AUM) and no more than 60% of the AUM with institutional clients. The FT reaches out to some of the largest brokerages in the U.S. and asks them to provide a list of advisors who meet the minimum criteria outlined above. These advisors are then invited to apply for the ranking. Only advisors who submit an online application can be considered for the ranking. In 2019, roughly 960 applications were received and 400 were selected to the final list (41.7%). The 400 qualified advisers were then scored on six attributes: AUM, AUM growth rate, compliance record, years of experience, industry certifications, and online accessibility. AUM is the top factor, accounting for roughly 60-70 percent of the applicant’s score. Additionally, to provide a diversity of advisors, the FT placed a cap on the number of advisors from any one state that's roughly correlated to the distribution of millionaires across the U.S. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of an advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. The FT is not affiliated with Raymond James.